All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile’

Quora Utilizes iOS 7 For Brand New App, Puts Focus On Mobile

Quora announced the launch of an updated iOS app to coincide with the release of iOS 7. The app (version 3.0) has been redesigned from the ground up. We spoke with, Marc Bodnick, who leads Quroa’s business and community teams, about the new app, and the company’s strategy. “We were so excited by he new platform, we moved quickly to …

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PlayStation Store Adds Mobile Billing Option

In recent years, mobile providers around the world have scrambled to provide ways for customers to use their mobile phones to pay for things. Now, charging payments to carrier bills is more common, and the payment method is expected to play a major role in emerging smartphone markets, where credit cards are not as prevalent. Sony this week announced that …

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Yahoo Keeps The Redesigns Coming With Mobile Web Changes

Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a new mobile web interface across many of its properties, including Mail, Finance, Homepage, Search, Messenger and News. Here’s a look: “We’re focused on building products for where our users are, and that includes mobile apps of course, but it also means providing an awesome mobile web experience, regardless of the …

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Apple Buys AlgoTrim, Which Apparently ‘Loves To Work With Android’

While perhaps not to the extent of Yahoo’s, Apple appears to be on something of a little acquisition spree of its own. The company has now acquired AlgoTrim. While AlgoTrim has not updated its News page since March, 2012, All Things D reports that it has confirmed with Apple that it has indeed acquired the company. Apple itself typically doesn’t …

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Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages

Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less likely to have to open up another app to do simple tasks like making dinner reservations or checking the air …

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Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows in smartphone results if it knows the URL it’s showing redirects users to a different smartphone-optimized page. “In this case, …

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Google Launches AdSense Mobile Apps

Google has released a new AdSense app for Android and iOS. The description says, “The Google AdSense app provides an easy way to access key data from your AdSense account. Access reporting features anywhere, directly from your mobile phone. The first version of the app gives you access to: the key earnings information, top custom and URL channels, ad units …

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LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality

LinkedIn announced on Monday that it has added mobile job application functionality across its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile site. Those members seeking jobs will start seeing a new “Apply” button if the company they’re applying for collects applications with LinkedIn Recruiter. If the job poster collects applications through an ATS system, job candidates will see …

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Facebook Stock Rallies, Nearly Hits Its IPO Price

For the first time since the IPO, Facebook stock approached $38 a share today. It didn’t actually hit that significant number (that’s what the stock started out at back in May) – but it came close. Really close. Its high for the day was $37.96 – an increase of nearly 7% from its opening. For Mark Zuckerberg and the rest …

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Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst

Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to dominate the market. IDC’s numbers show that 432.1 million total mobile phones were shipped during the second quarter of 2013, …

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NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced that its stakeholder partners for an app transparency process will soon begin testing a voluntary code of conduct for mobile app privacy. The code implores app developers to, “where practicable,” provide app users with short form notices about what data an app collects and who it will be shared …

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Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it has finally added the ability to edit Wikipedia from mobile devices. Historically, you’ve only been able to do so from the desktop. This is an increasingly important feature, as over 15% of Wikipedia’s users are already accessing the site on mobile devices. This number will obviously continue to trend upwards. The feature is …

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